When they were children, Megan Copeland adored her younger sister Chloe. Now she can’t bear to be in the same room as her.
Megan believes Chloe to be a psychopath. After all, her sister’s a textbook case: cold, cruel and lacking in empathy. Chloe loves to taunt Megan at every opportunity, as well as manipulating their mentally ill mother, Tilly.
When Tilly, under Chloe’s malignant influence, becomes dangerously unstable, the consequences turn ugly for everyone. Megan’s world falls apart, allowing long-buried truths to rise to the surface. Her sister’s out of control, it seems, and there’s little she can do about it. Until Chloe’s actions threaten the safety of Megan’s former lover. A man from whom she has withheld an important secret…
A study of sibling rivalry and dysfunctional relationships, Sister, Psychopath tells the story of one woman’s struggle to survive the damage inflicted by her sociopathic sister.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I was given this book by Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
I had to say I was torn in terms of my rating of this book. I was stuck between a 3⭐️ and a 4⭐️ review rating and had to “sleep on it” before posting my review. So I came to a happy medium with my 3.5 ⭐️ rating as I enjoyed the book, thought it was a good read….but it just fell short of a four star read in my opinion.
Although the book is filled with various characters there are 5 main characters that stand out: Megan, Chloe, Tilly, Toby and James. Each of these characters were well developed and certainly play a pivotal role in the plot of this story.
What I liked about this book was the perspectives each chapter took in telling the story. It was not just the one character, but instead…the views of those named above represented a bit of the story and it was introduced so that it ran very smoothly rather than chopping and changing so you lose the plot all together. I also thought the characters were brilliantly formulated. You learn a lot about the key players without boring you to death.
What I was not so keen on was the predictability. I pretty much knew what was going to happen when “twists” appeared. There was nothing too shocking and that disappointed me somewhat as the title and synopsis of this book was great — maybe I was just expecting too much.
Regardless, this is a good book and a good read so I would encourage readers to take the chance and check it out. After all, this review is only my opinion!
I will, however, be checking out what other books Maggie James has written as despite not being hooked to the point I could not put this book down…I still had to keep reading and that says something!!
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